The veracity of claims the Awatea St stadium would be a
multipurpose facility, and the level of detail in reports on
the project was questioned this week, as the Dunedin City
Council and the Otago Regional Council took in the latest
information on the stadium.
Carisbrook Stadium Trust reports that have not been released
two full working days before Dunedin City Council meetings,
as required under law, will be made public on time in future,
the council has promised.
August real estate
figures have continued the gloomy news for the sector, with a
"significant drop" in the national median price, and sales
hitting the lowest figures in the 26 years the Real Estate
Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) has been compiling data.
The Carisbrook Stadium Trust has taken on criticism of
aspects of its Awatea St stadium proposal, arguing the
stadium will be fitted out to an acceptable level, and that
the risk of cost overruns can be adequately managed.
Dunedin band the Oxo Cubans will be back for a fourth year to
entertain the Octagon crowds on New Year's Eve after the
event manager for the night resigned because of a
"misunderstanding" that he had creative control and could
choose which band played.